'Agreement reached on maintaining status quo'

Likud ministers convened by PM for update on coalition negotiations. Minister Levin gives update on agreements reached so far.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 2:36 PM

Hassidic leader: The state has no right to call itself 'Israel'

Vizhnitz Grand Rabbi says Israel not a Jewish state after Giro d'Italia bike race caused widespread mass public Shabbat desecration.Tzvi Lev, 5/10/2018, 7:46 PM

'The Status Quo is in danger'

National Union not happy with mass Shabbat violations caused by Giro d'Italia bike race, says agreement on religion-state issues infringed.Tzvi Lev, 5/6/2018, 10:51 AM

Agreements between haredim and Netanyahu revealed

In closed event MK Gafni says Sabbath status quo to change in future, reveals conversation with PM on night of state budget approval.Mordechai Sones, 1/16/2018, 12:15 AM

Jews now forbidden to carry Four Species on Temple Mount

Police legal adviser rules that Jews are prohibited from bringing the Four Species to the Temple Mount during Sukkot holiday.Tzvi Lev, 9/24/2017, 1:26 PM

Gov't cracks down on Shabbat-desecrating private bus lines

Private bus operators ordered to end special Shabbat bus lines, observe Jewish day of rest like other public transportation.Tzvi Lev, 9/10/2017, 3:31 PM

'Netanyahu promised Abbas he wouldn't inflame the situation'

Arab report says Abbas 'felt betrayed' by PM's 'determination' to 'escalate' tensions with security measures after Temple Mount attack.Tzvi Lev, 8/3/2017, 9:40 AM

Deri demands authority on Shabbat issue at Supreme Court hearing

Haredi ministers will meet Tuesday with Tourism Minister Levin and demand the right to enforce Shabbat laws and legislation of status quo.Michal Levy, 4/25/2017, 9:54 AM

Cabinet to authorize Deri on Shabbat supermarket law

The cabinet is expected to authorize Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to decide the issue of opening supermarkets on Shabbat and holidays.Haim Lev, 1/26/2017, 12:55 PM

Rivlin says he supports status quo on religious issues

President Rivlin clarified yesterday's statements, saying he favors maintaining status quo and giving expression to every community's needs.Yoel Domb, 12/1/2016, 11:33 AM

"The nation that seeks to fulfill G-d's Will?" Sabbath in Tel Aviv

The title is from the songs sung at the Sabbath table, zmirot, specifically the haunting and poetic "Ka Echsof" written by the Karliner rebbe.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 12/20/2015, 7:45 AM

Jordan's king welcomes announcement on Temple Mount 'status quo'

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says Netanyahu statement on Temple Mount will help end violence.Ben Ariel, 10/26/2015, 5:45 AM

Report: Kerry Wants Temple Mount Status Quo in Writing

Israeli officials say Kerry wants to put the understandings reached by Israel and Jordan on the Temple Mount in writing.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2015, 6:12 AM

Arab MKs: Temple Mount Jewish Visits 'Ignite Fires' Among Arabs

The Joint List of Arab parties on Sunday sharply condemned Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for his visit to the Temple Mount.Yaakov Levi, 7/26/2015, 3:58 PM

Katz: Leftist Clamoring for Shabbat Buses 'Just Politics'

There will be no public transportation on Shabbat, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 4/8/2015, 5:20 PM

Buses Rolled Freely on Shabbat, Report Charges

Mass violations of the Sabbath by bus drivers took place, with the blessing of government officials, a newspaper charged.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 5:22 PM

Liberman Calls for Jewish Expulsions to Pacify EU

Liberman in closed meeting urges regional peace agreement to avoid EU sanctions, says 'we will have to evacuate settlements.'Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 8:40 AM

Danino Vows to Ban Nationalist MKs from Ascending Temple Mount

Police Commissioner refuses to back down from statements supporting discriminatory 'status quo' on Judaism's holiest site.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 2:12 PM

There is No 'Status Quo' on the Temple Mount

Everyone's talking about the 'status quo' on Judaism's holiest site. There's just one problem - if it ever existed, it doesn't now.Hillel Fendel, 11/17/2014, 1:41 PM

Status Quo? 'Jews Prayed on the Temple Mount for Centuries'

In first of a series on the Temple Mount, Arutz Sheva explores the origins of the hotly-contested 'status quo' at Judaism's holiest site.Hillel Fendel, 11/16/2014, 8:13 PM

Meretz Runs Free Shabbat Buses Yet Again

Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz plans to introduce legislation that would allow full bus transportation on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 6/29/2014, 11:19 AM

Stern: Chief Rabbinate Dismantling Itself

Hearing on religion & state discusses Chief Rabbinate's refusal to recognize all US Orthodox rabbis . Stern: Rabbinate self-destructing.Tova Dvorin, 11/13/2013, 5:06 PM

Porush: This is a Dark Day for Israel

Hareidi-religious MK slams law requiring hareidi enlistment. ‘This will be remembered as a dark day.’Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 2:43 PM

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

Deputy mayor invites Haifa residents to report illegal sales of leavened bread.Maayana Miskin, 3/24/2013, 12:31 PM

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 11:20 AM

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

The far-left Meretz party with an MK ‘marrying’ three couples in response to Jewish Home MK’s statement., 1/4/2013, 11:15 AM

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

A Sabbath bus from Holon to Tel Aviv drew just dozens, but Meretz remains determined to challenge religious-secular status quo. Maayana Miskin, 8/26/2012, 8:28 PM

Meretz Gives Free Rides in Challenge to Sabbath Laws

The left-wing Meretz party offers free busing on the Sabbath as it takes on the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, 6/10/2012, 12:26 PM

Rabbi Lau 'Greatly Pained' by Tel Aviv anti-Sabbath Vote

MKs Orbach, Gafni call decision a 'provocation.' MK Galon: High Court will uphold decision.Gil Ronen, 2/21/2012, 2:31 PM